Blue Force PROTECTOR (BFP) represents a new capability at vehicle level. It is a system which is integrated with the successful PROTECTOR RWS and the main objectives are to reduce the risk for Blue on Blue incidents and support commanders in near real-time battle management. The system provides functionality and information to the commanders in order to maintain SA in near real-time, increase the efficiency and quality of the command and control process and support the execution of their tasks.
The purpose of Blue Force PROTECTOR (BFP) is to give the armed forces:
- a safer system due to reduced risk for fratricide
- a more effective system through an improved Situation Awareness for the operator from the network and inter-operability information
- a more combat efficient system through shared sensor data and target information with other weapon units